Hi All, I know things are tough everywhere these days but in the spirit of keeping our minds occupied in the service of bettering this tool I am reviving this thread for any new ideas or comments for the proposed media player overhaul. I know it is a long term project so any place to gather all the users thoughts will help. Here is the current Trello line up Brad is looking at.
Are there any other new thoughts on this area of discussion?
I have this bullet list I started on that excludes the current Trello entries
Integrate the separate players and the recorder into a track slot style GUI in a separate pane for the song and the rack levels with undo support
Integrate Wav64 Multi-track recording support so recordings load into track slots automatically ala Audacity
optional Wav to Mp3 conversion for recorded files to conserve disk space and memory use
Solo and Mute per track
Timeline based visually overlaid envelopes for gain, pan and automation envelopes for VST FX and processing units on all Audio tracks
On MIDI tracks add timeline based MIDI CC overlaid envelopes for gain, pan and FX
Timeline based bindings triggers for system, MIDI and Program (already implemented)
Overdub loop based recording for MIDI to build backing loop tracks
All the points I listed are things I would use as a live music player. I know it is a live music tool but the definition of that is very broad in this day and age and many musicians are not DAW people and they could now create their backing tracks, practice evaluations, MIDI automation in this one tool for use on stage or at home practice. And stem management for transfer to a DAW is already possible if you want to do that.
This is a large area of discussion so I will open up with one of the bullets in more detail. The first bullet point deals with the integration of the recorder and the media players into a separate pane. One of the complaints was that the sync modes didn’t work in the racks. I propose that we remove media players from racks and manage all media at song level in a single media player/recorder pane. This would be hopefully co-ordinate with the Set list preloading to optimize the available resources, which is the argument for linked racks with media players. I think rounding it up into one place is a good way forward. This would possibly wreak havoc on already designed songs so a migration tool would hopefully be possible.
For this scheme I proposed to be easy to use the main transport bar would be of particular interest as to how to integrate it into things. This is where I would invite any thoughts on this scheme and how to integrate the transport controls (including the metronome), please chime in!
Thanks in advance, Stay Safe and Well,